Bembidion dentellum


A large Bembidion, 5 to 6 mm. It has dark brown elytra with various lighter markings usually after the middle, although these may be obscure or missing.

Identification difficulty

Marshes and well vegetated water margins. Also in flood refuse, on gravel bars and in mud.

When to see it

All year round peaking April to July.

UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in England and Wales. Not well recorded in Scotland.

VC55 Status

Common in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were approximately 407 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map